About us

Ker­zen­farm

From left to right: Marei­le Diet­rich, Niels Ben­dig, Direc­tor Micha­el Hahn and his wife Chris­ti­ne Boldt-Dietrich
Fami­ly owned com­pa­ny
sin­ce 1976

With over 40 years of expe­ri­ence in the deve­lo­p­ment and pro­duc­tion of high-qua­li­ty cand­les, Ker­zen­farm has estab­lis­hed its­elf as one of the lea­ding medi­um-sized com­pa­nies in the natio­nal cand­le indus­try. Loca­ted in Nien­büt­tel, a small vil­la­ge in nort­hern Ger­ma­ny – near to the town of Wacken (WOA) – Ker­zen­farm cur­r­ent­ly employs more than 40 peop­le in pro­duc­tion, ship­ping and admi­nis­tra­ti­on. Thanks to par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in six inter­na­tio­nal and natio­nal tra­de fairs in Ger­ma­ny, inclu­ding the Bio­fach in Nur­em­berg, Ker­zen­farm has built a glo­bal cus­to­mer base.

Hand­ma­de in Germany

With gre­at atten­ti­on to detail the majo­ri­ty of our cand­les are made by hand in our fac­to­ry in Nien­büt­tel, using a varie­ty of waxes in many dif­fe­rent shapes and sizes. A quiet burn, long burn-time, smo­keless and non-drip­ping are essen­ti­al qua­li­ties of high qua­li­ty cand­les, and are a mat­ter of cour­se for us. Ker­zen­farm sources high qua­li­ty raw mate­ri­als such as wicks, dyes and waxes exclu­si­ve­ly from wit­hin the Federal Repu­blic of Ger­ma­ny. All three raw mate­ri­als are RAL-cer­ti­fied and thus meet the high qua­li­ty requi­re­ments that are com­mon across Europe.

We value eco­lo­gi­cal
raw mate­ri­als

For more than 10 years, Ker­zen­farm has been pro­du­cing cand­les from rene­wa­ble raw mate­ri­als such as bees­wax, rape­seed wax, sun­flower wax and palm wax. Our hand-pou­red scen­ted cand­les
are pro­du­ced with natu­ral essen­ti­al oils and natu­ral scen­ted ingre­dients only.

 

Take on social responsibility

As a con­tri­bu­ti­on to the pre­ser­va­ti­on of our live­li­hoods, Ker­zen­farm has set its­elf the goal of a com­ple­te CO₂-neu­tral production.

With the instal­la­ti­on of a lar­ge Pho­to­vol­taic (PV) sys­tem on our new wareh­ouse – which is expan­ded annu­al­ly –Ker­zen­farm has suc­cee­ded in obtai­ning more than 50% of the electri­cal ener­gy requi­red for its pro­duc­tion from the sun. Fur­ther invest­ment in rene­wa­ble ener­gies is being planned.

In addi­ti­on Ker­zen­farm enab­les sus­tainab­le mobi­li­ty for every employee. Pure­ly electri­cal­ly powe­red vehi­cles are lea­sed or purcha­sed for this pur­po­se. The avai­la­bi­li­ty of e‑vehicles for every employee is a long-term goal, with the pre­re­qui­si­te that green electri­ci­ty is also used in the pri­va­te sec­tor.
Free car-char­ging is offe­red to every employee during the working day. The electri­ci­ty for the char­ging sta­ti­on is pri­ma­ri­ly gene­ra­ted from our PV Sys­tems. Cur­r­ent­ly, Ker­zen­farm has a fleet of 18 electric vehicles.

We sin­ce­rely hope that many more com­pa­nies will fol­low our examp­le for the bene­fit of the environment.

Nien­büt­tel, 25 March 2021